Our Codes of Practice and Standards provide practical guidance to professionals carrying out activities within the scope of the HTA’s remit.
Code A: Guiding principles and the fundamental principle of consent, is the overarching Code and contains information that is applicable to all establishments and professionals operating under:
- the Human Tissue Act (2004);
- the Human Tissue Act 2004 (Persons who Lack Capacity to Consent and Transplants) Regulations 2006 (the Regulations);
- the Human Tissue (Quality and Safety for Human Application) Regulations 2007 (Q&S Regulations); and
- the Quality and Safety of Organs Intended for Transplantation Regulations 2012 (the Q&S (Organs) Regulations)
In combination, this Code and the sector-specific Codes aim to provide anyone undertaking activities relevant to each sector with a reference source which gives practical advice on the minimum steps necessary to comply with the relevant legislation and HTA policy.
Our suite of Codes were published in April 2017, which was the last major review of the documents since 2009.
- they reflect our current interpretation of the law and regulatory practice;
- the Standards are fit for purpose; and
- the Codes and Standards make our regulatory requirements clear, while minimising regulatory burden where possible.
The HTA's Code of Practice for organ donation to support the Human Transplantation (Wales) Act 2013 was unaffected by the 2017 review.
Read the updated Codes and Standards below:
|Code A: Guiding Principles and the fundamental principle of consent||Code B: Post-mortem examination and Standards||Code C: Anatomical examination and Standards|
Code D: Public display and Standards
Code E: Research and Standards
|Code F: Donation of solid organs and tissue for transplantation||Code G: Donation of Allogenic bone marrow and peripheral blood stem cells for transplantation|
|Code of Practice on the Human Transplantation (Wales) Act 2013|
|Download the Code in Welsh here|
Please contact us if you have any questions regarding our Codes of Practice and Standards.